The blog Kellementology listens to some of Carly Simon’s big hits and “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” in particular, and thinks back on choices she’s made in her life.
But my favorite was “That’s the Way I Always Heard it Should Be,” the haunting melody something I loved even though at that point in my life, I wouldn’t have been able to relate to the words — a giving up of one’s self to something others did just because that’s what was done.
I was too naive to see things that way. I was too busy looking for fairy tales of my own and thinking they were something that existed instead of something created. It takes a few mistakes to arrive at that conclusion.